Cultural Studies

Studying in one of the only degrees of its kind in Canada, you can choose from a diverse range of courses offering theoretical and practical paths into visual arts, media, film, theatre, music, pop culture, and more.

Cultural Studies gives you the tools to critique and create cultural objects and practices – everything from games to graffiti, print to painting, and music to film. You’ll study culture by reading, talking, and doing, taking both lecture and workshop courses in literature, fine art, media, and theory. And you’ll ask (and seek answers to) the questions about how culture shapes our lives.

Accelerated Master's Degree

Earn your Master's degree in Theory, Culture & Politics (TCP) within one year of graduation from your B.A. in Cultural Studies.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Gain work experience before you graduate through our fourth-year Internship in Media and Cultural Studies
  • Immerse yourself in workshops led by renowned theatre directors, artists, musicians, writers, and film makers
  • Complete hands-on course work that gives you the opportunity to engage with a variety of media, including photography, theatre, music, film, radio and podcasting
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"You get the hands on feel of workshops and learning how to use practical technology."

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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising and Marketing Executive
  • Author
  • Web Content Manager
  • Game Creator
  • Radio or Television Producer
  • Videographer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Cultural Critic

Popular Courses:

  • Science Fiction
  • Music and Society
  • Game Studies
  • Television Studies
  • Theatre Workshops
  • Global Media
  • Experimental Film Workshop
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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